355 pages, 205 b/w illustrations, 7 tables
Whether grown in soil or hydroponically, plants have similar environmental needs in order to optimize yields. To do so, home gardeners face numerous challenges, such as soil structure, fertility, watering, pests, and diseases. Hydroponics for the Home Grower addresses the proper techniques and procedures for establishing a successful hydroponic culture. It covers history and background, understanding hydroponics and how plants grow, essential nutrients, hydroponic systems, year-round growing in greenhouses, vegetable crops and cultural techniques, and sprouts and microgreens. Hydroponics for the Home Grower features extensive advice on how to begin growing hydroponically and offers appendices of supply sources and additional information.
- History and Background of Hydroponics
- Understanding Hydroponics and How Plants Grow
- Nutrients Essential to Plants and Their Sources
- Hydroponic Systems
- Year-Round Growing in Greenhouses
- Vegetable Crops & Their Cultural Techniques
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